Soul eSports: One of the Most Promising Teams This Season?
Team changes are a normal thing in competitive Halo, but in these past two seasons, the number of team changes have risen quite a bit. Due to there being so many, team chemistry has decreased for many teams, therefore ruining their hopes of performing at the same level as defending champs Counter Logic Gaming. One team, however, has bucked revolving door rosters in favor of respect and player chemistry. They are Soul eSports.
Here is the current roster of Soul eSports
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Instead of going on a massive roster hurricane after not qualifying for the Pro League in the Qualification LAN, Soul is grinding to put themselves in the best position possible to qualify in the Last Chance Qualifier. While doing this they are not only sharpening their individual skill, but they are also building the necessary chemistry to compete at the highest level.
In the HCS Qualification LAN of 2016, Soul was not one of the top teams expected to qualify, but they surprised many with their smart and efficient playstyle, which allowed them to put up close games against Team Liquid. With the team being announced only five days before the event, Soul was definitely one of the more unprepared teams going in. Despite being so new, Soul's innate ability to keep pace with a roster as talented as Liquid's showed promise.
At the upcoming Last Chance Qualifier, Soul will again have to face off against more established teams, including OpTic Gaming, Team Liquid, and Denial eSports. While they do not yet have the history to suggest success at this tournament, something about the overall mindset of the roster makes me pretty confident that Soul can and will impress a lot of people once again. I can't say just yet if Soul can qualify, but I believe they have all the tools necessary to do so. With a good amount of slaying power and a natural ability to run the objective efficiently and effectively as a unit, Soul may very well be a threat to any team that takes them lightly.
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